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January 2017


Utah – 3 bills intended to better facilitate special education services head to Senate

In Utah, 3 bills intended to better facilitate special education services head to Senate. SB59, SB60, and SB61 are sponsored by Gene Davis (D-Salt Lake) and were given a favorable recommendation by the Senate Education Committee. The legislation will now be considered by the full Senate. http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865671790/3-bills-intend-to-better-facilitate-special-education-services.html


In Rett syndrome model, team shows how adult learning is impaired in females

In mouse models of Rett syndrome — which in humans is seen overwhelmingly in females — researchers have demonstrated how failure of Mecp2, the mouse equivalent of the human gene of the same name, has biological consequences that prevent adult females from learning how to gather newborn pups in the days immediately following the pups’ birth. They reversed the defect. Autism News — ScienceDaily